Also known as the Show Me State, Missouri is a Midwestern state famous for the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, the country-music town of Branson (second only to Nashville in terms of artists and venues), and the massive Mark Twain National forest. It boasts cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Hannibal, the boyhood grounds of Mark Twain. The state itself ranges from wide open plains in the eastern region to the heavily-forested and rugged Ozark Mountain region covering the majority of the southwestern section of the state.
There are a wide variety of activities to choose from when heading to Missouri. Kansas City and St. Louis both offer extremely different landscapes, both in terms of ethnicity, historical points of interest, food styles, and attractions. Two major league baseball teams keep people’s attention divided between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals, while the Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most prestigious football teams in the NFL.
Outside the cities, however, Missouri is a wide-open landscape of outdoor activities. While the northern and eastern sections of the state are largely agricultural in nature, the Ozark Mountains regions is packed with forests, rivers, parks, and plenty of outdoor recreational facilities. Lake of the Ozarks is a resort community, and Branson boasts Table Rock Lake, giving people plenty of boating opportunities, and Civil War enthusiasts will enjoy Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, site of the infamous Battle of Wilson's Creek, which was the first major American Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River, resulting in the state staying in the Union after the Confederates were defeated.
From the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Trail and St. Louis, to the barbecue that has made Kansas City known worldwide, and the mountains and hills and forests in between, Missouri is a state that needs to be seen in order to be believed.
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